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Neuter or Not by Ami Moore
Guest Editorial


    Any man with money to make the purchase can become dog's owner. But no man - spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort - may become a dog's Master without the consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God."
    -- Albert Payson Terhune, (1872-1942) American author, dog breeder and journalist

I once considered myself to be a woman of peace who obeyed the laws of the land and, most of the time, I did exactly what the government told me to do. However, current events have brought me to the decision that I must fight back... or die trying. I am now a reluctant revolutionary. I have always voluntarily altered my dogs and cats for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I altered them because I did not want to deal with a bitch or queen coming into season. Other times a medical issue such as pyrometria or cancer compelled me to alter my dog or cat for the sake of their health and wellness. In the good old days, the choice of when to neuter my animals was always left up to my family and myself, not the government.

"American citizens have two types of rights: inalienable and unalienable. The difference in spelling is minor, but the difference in definition is the difference between tyranny and democracy
- or the difference between neutered or not."

Today in America, there are many special interest groups that have decided to attack your constitutionally granted right to own and care for your property - dogs and cats - as you see fit. They came after me and I beat them. And in beating them at their game, I became a reluctant revolutionary. Now, I want to share the tactics that I learned so that you can beat them too. Property is a key concept. I must admit that until I educated myself, I felt very uncomfortable labeling my beloved dogs and cats as property. However, the term 'property' as defined by the Constitution and our legal system gives our dogs, cats and horses a rare and special protective status that inherently protects them from the invasive and perverse mandatory spay and neuter legislation championed by the animal rights groups.

American citizens have two types of rights: inalienable and unalienable. The difference in spelling is minor, but the difference in definition is the difference between tyranny and democracy - or the difference between neutered or not.

Inalienable rights are rights that can be sold or transferred. Inalienable rights are rights which are not capable of being surrendered or transferred without the consent of the one possessing such rights. You can surrender, sell or transfer inalienable rights if you consent - either actually or unknowingly. Inalienable rights are not inherent in man and can be alienated by government. Most state constitutions recognize only inalienable rights.

On the other hand, the natural rights of life and liberty are unalienable. Unalienable means "incapable of being alienated", that is, sold and transferred. Under our constitution your life, liberty and property are considered unalienable rights.

The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." In this context, liberty is usually considered to consist of these four parts: natural, personal, civil and political. The first two, natural and personal are unalienable, the latter two, civil and political, are government granted. Natural liberty is absolute freedom, limited only by the laws of nature. It is exercised upon one's private property such as your body, your ideas and that which you use to create a livelihood. In dictatorships that abolish private property rights, natural and personal liberty do not exist. In a dictatorship, governmental permission or a license is required for most activities and actions.

In America, as per the Constitution, your right to property - your dog - and the ability to use it as you wish - i.e. keep it intact - is a right that can't be taken away or limited by any government on any level. Therefore, any mandatory spay or neuter law is unconstitutional because it violates your unalienable right to keep your property as you wish and thus is unenforceable.

Breed specific laws that restrict your ability to choose and own the breed of dog, or the type of property, that pleases you are also unconstitutional. Can your town or city tell you that you canít own a particular type of table or chair or car? No, they canít. Therefore, politicians cannot tell you that you canít acquire and keep a particular type of dog. Even though breed ban laws may be passed into law, when challenged, all judges that preside in all courts in our country are mandated by Article 6 of the Constitution to strike down any law that violates your unalienable rights granted by the Constitution.

"Therefore any mandatory spay or neuter law is unconstitutional because it violates your unalienable right to keep your property as you wish and thus is unenforceable."

Mandatory spay and neuter wonít make dogs safer since testicles donít bite people. Untrained and unsocialized dogs that are owned by incompetent human beings bite people. I believe that the reproductive status of your dog, since your dog is your property just as your car is your property, must be left up to you, the owner. However, if you act in an irresponsible manner and your dog bites someone, then, at that point in time, you should be held financially and legally responsible.

    "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be sacred or liberty cannot exist." -- John Adams, (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

Personally, I am appalled that the extreme so-called 'animal rights' groups, animal control officers and politicians pressure American citizens into needless medical surgery of their dogs and cats. I agree that it is best to attempt to curtail the actions of these groups before their agenda becomes law. Nevertheless remember, any law anywhere that violates your unalienable right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as defined by the Constitution is invalid. This means we can beat them back into the garbage dump of history if we become educated and dedicated to use the Constitution as it was intended... as our sword and shield.




Ami Moore




Ami Moore is the president of Doggie Do Right-911 Inc, which is located in Chicago, Illinois. She is a dog trainer, dog behaviorist, author, educator and lecturer who champions the protection of our rights to keep the dogs that we want, as we want. Ami Moore resides in Chicago, Illinois, one of the most dog friendly cities in the world.

Contact Ami Moore by telephone at 847-284-7760 or through her websites www.amimoore.com & www.dogtrainerchicago.com .




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